Stories by Paul Armentano

Paul Armentano is the deputy director of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) and the co-author of Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink (Chelsea Green, 2009).  subscribe to Paul Armentano's feed

Posted on: Dec 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Think the government's self-proclaimed 'war on terror' has diverted attention from its much longer and costlier 'war on drugs'? Think again.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The federal government's annual drug use survey uses fuzzy math to arrive at a suspect conclusion – that only a tiny number of Americans are using illicit drugs.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Not familiar with clinical research about marijuana's potential anti-cancer properties? You're not alone.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A bumper crop of initiatives addressing marijuana policy and enforcement will appear on various state and municipal ballots.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Despite Constitutional restrictions requiring the separation of church and state, George W. Bush's ardent Christianity remains the staple of his administration's anti-drug platform.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

New state and federal laws seek to charge non-impaired pot smokers with 'drugged driving.'

Posted on: Apr 10, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Former Dallas Cowboys star Mark Stepnoski has become one of the nation's leading advocates for the liberalization of America's pot laws.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2003, Source: AlterNet

A new report by the General Accounting Office says the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program is a huge flop.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2001, Source: NORML

America's war on drugs has a new commander in chief, and his battle plan spells disaster. After almost 30 years, billions of dollars, and tens of thousands of ruined lives, Washington still can't seem to get it right.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2000, Source: The Freeman

Americans pride themselves on their independent press. Yet some media outlets and networks are compromising their autonomy and objectivity by welcoming the federal government as a major paying advertiser. This alarming union is the latest outgrowth of the "war on drugs," and the launch of a new $775 million White House campaign to promote its objectives through television, radio and print advertising.